WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. – (June 11, 2015)
– Dole Packaged Foods announced today that its North American headquarter building at 3059 Townsgate Road in Westlake Village, CA was awarded LEED Gold Certification. The recently constructed Westlake Park Place Building C is a 105,000 square-foot, four-story core and shell office building that incorporates a wide range of aggressive energy efficiency measures as well as a 577 kilo-watt solar panel array which provides almost 75% of the building’s electricity needs. The building was developed by the Searles Property Group in partnership with the Denver based real estate investment fund manager Amstar.
The building has extensive specifications for non-harmful interior finishes and significant use of building materials with recycled content. The construction team was able to recycle 95.6% of the total construction debris which amounted to 383 tons of recycled diversion. The building is extremely water efficient with low water use plumbing fixtures that reduce water usage and domestic waste sewer demand. The Dole Headquarters is one of a select few buildings in the Conejo Valley to be awarded LEED Gold Certification.
Brad Bartlett, President of Dole Packaged Foods North America/Europe stated, “We are thrilled to be in a building that has been awarded this prestigious honor. Dole Packaged Foods has a commitment around the world of being socially responsible and to be at the forefront of sustainability in the environment. This goes hand-in hand with providing healthy and nutritious Dole products to help people live long and healthy lives.”
Added Thousand Oaks Mayor Al Adam, “I am extremely proud of Dole Packaged Foods’ well deserved achievement of LEED Gold Certification. Dole Packaged Foods continues to be a leader in environmental stewardship and the new building is a model of sustainability for other companies in the area to follow. Green buildings like theirs are key to driving our community and local economy toward a more sustainable future."
Westlake Park Place Building was designed by Behr Browers Architects and constructed by Fullmer Construction.
ABOUT DOLE PACKAGED FOODS
Dole Packaged Foods LLC, a subsidiary of Dole International Holdings, is a leader in growing, sourcing, distributing and marketing fruit, vegetables and healthy snacks throughout the world. Dole markets a full line of innovative packaged, frozen and dried fruit. The company focuses on four pillars of sustainability in all of its operations: water management, carbon footprint, soil conservation and packaging. For more information please visit dole.com or doleintlcsr.com
Established in 1987 and headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Amstar is a real estate private equity company that acquires, develops and manages all major property types in the United States and in select international markets. In the United States, Amstar focuses on investing in high-quality and well-located office, multifamily, industrial, retail and hotel properties with value-add risk profiles. Currently, Amstar and its clients utilize perpetual separate account structures which grant the flexibility needed to optimize risk-adjusted returns through multiple market cycles. Amstar is a privately-owned company with over 80 professionals, and is based on a culture of trust, integrity, and respect. For more information, visit www.amstar.com.